Parsley Bay Reserve, Beach & Playground

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By: ellaslist Team
Jan 7, 2019

For one of the most idyllic park-playground-beach combos in the East, look no further than Parsley Bay in Vaucluse—excellent for avoiding the crowds, peace and quiet, safe baby and toddler swimming and finding shade on a hot day.

The Location

Hidden halfway up a residential street and down a steep lane lies one of the best-kept secrets in the Eastern Suburbs. The absolutely stunning Parsley Bay Reserve is a park, a beach, a bushland walk, and a great kids playground all in one. Being a bit off the beaten track and limited parking at the reserve itself keeps this glorious space clear of the masses.


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The large flat grassy and dog free reserve slopes gently on to a beautiful clean flat beach then into the most perfect wave-less shallow bay with protected swimming area which makes this reserve an ideal safe relaxing play spot for your little ones. The reserve is ringed completely by large trees so you’ll always be able to find good shade at any time of the day.

The Facilities

There are no BBQ’s but plentiful picnic tables under the trees making it an ideal venue for your kids birthday party, as well as public toilets with showers and a kiosk for drinks, coffee, sandwiches and snacks.


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The well maintained Parsley Bay Playground is excellent for the under 5s, with good easy climbing for toddlers; partly shaded with trees, there’s a nice climbing fort with tunnels and 3 slides, a see-saw and 4 swings, 2 with baby buckets.

During weekends and school holidays, the reserve is at it’s busiest, but never busy enough that you can’t find a good patch of space to call your own! See you there...

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Top Family Boxing Day Picnic Spots in Sydney | ellaslist

Dec 18 2013

[…] Parsley Bay: One of the most idyllic park-playground-beach combos in the East. This lovely and shady reserve leads into a beautiful, clean flat beach then into the most perfect wave-less shallow bay with protected swimming area which makes this reserve an ideal safe relaxing play spot for your little ones. There are no BBQ’s but plentiful picnic tables under the trees. The small car park fills up quickly so get there early or be prepared for a bit of a walk. […]